As a reminder going into the weekend, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players can now attempt a Tera Raid to catch a Charizard. This is the first of two periods offering the Kanto starter’s final form. It is the only way to get one in-game, at the moment, and people can only catch it once.
First, you need to get to the open-world portion of the game. If you already beat it and are in the postgame, you might start seeing black Tera Raid crystal dens on the map and while walking around. If you haven’t beaten the game yet and are a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber, then checking the Tera Raid section in the Poke Portal might result in seeing others’ raids for it. These will only appear in-game between December 1-4, 2022 and 15-18, 2022.
If you face Charizard and defeat it, you get multiple possible rewards. You can catch it once. If you do, you get a level 100 Charizard with the dragon Tera type, a “Charizard the Unrivaled” Mightiest Mark, and the moves Dragon Pulse, Fire Blast, Focus Blast, and Hurricane. Other possible rewards from the fight include items like an Ability Patch item, Dragon Tera Shards, Exp. Candy Ls, Exp. Candy XLs, Modest Mints, Nugget, and TM 157: Overheat.
There are a few other things to note about the Charizard in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, like it is breedable. If you have a picnic with it and a compatible Pokemon like a Ditto, you can get eggs. It also won’t show up in your Poke Dex. Also, the official site confirmed there might be more ways to get Charizard in the game later. It noted it could appear during events.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is available for the Nintendo Switch.